Common Abbreviations

From 3000GT/Stealth Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


There are so many abbreviations in the automotive world. Then, on top of that, we have countless more abbreviations and acronyms that are exclusive to the 3000GT/Stealth community. To help maintain our sanity, the following is a quick reference list compiled by members of the community to make your life easier. :)

#

  • 1G (1st generation)
  • 2G (2nd generation)
  • 3KGT (3000GT)
  • 3S (3000GT/Stealth)
  • 3SI (3000GT Stealth International)
  • 3SNG (3000GT Stealth National Gathering)
  • 3SX (3000GT Stealth eXperts)
  • 4WD (4-wheel drive)

A

  • AAM (Altered Atmosphere Motorsports)
  • ABS (anti-lock braking system)
  • AC (air conditioning)
  • AES (active exhaust system)
  • AF (air / fuel)
  • AFC (air / fuel controller)
  • AFC (air flow converter)
  • AFR (air fuel ratio)
  • AI (alcohol injection)
  • AI (air intake)
  • ATX (automatic transmission)
  • AWD (all wheel drive)
  • AWS (all wheel steering)

B

  • BADC (boost actuator duty cycle)
  • BC (boost controller)
  • BDC (bottom dead center)
  • BOV (blow off valve)
  • BPU (basic performance upgrades)
  • BPV (by-pass valve)
  • BRG (Blue Ridge Gathering)

C

  • CAI (cold air intake)
  • CAS (crank angle sensor)
  • CAT (catalytic converter)
  • CC (cubic centimeters)
  • CEL (check engine light)
  • CF (carbon fiber)
  • CFM (cubic feet per minute)

D

  • DBs (decibles)
  • DIS (direct ignition system)
  • DNP (Don Performance)
  • DOHC (dual overhead cam)
  • DP (downpipe)
  • DR (Dynamic Racing)
  • DSBC (dual solenoid boost controller)
  • DSM (Diamond Star Motors)

E

  • EBC (electronic boost controller)
  • EBP (exhaust back pressure)
  • ECG (East Coast Gathering)
  • ECM (engine control module)
  • ECI (electronically controlled ignition)
  • ECS (electronically controlled suspension)
  • ECU (engine control unit)
  • EGO (exhaust gas oxygen sensor)
  • EGR (exhaust gas recirculation)
  • EGT (exhaust gas temperature)
  • EGO (exhaust gas oxygen)
  • EMS (engine management system)
  • ESP (enhanced street performance)
  • ETACS (electronic time and alarm control system)

F

  • FAAC (full auto air conditioning)
  • FIAV (fast idle air valve)
  • FIPK (filter injection performance kit)
  • FMIC (front mounted intercooler)
  • FP (fuel pressure)
  • FPR (fuel pressure regulator)
  • FPRS (fuel pressure regulator solenoid)
  • FWD (front wheel drive)

G

  • GA (gauge - as in wire size)
  • GT (gran turismo)
  • GTO (gran turismo omologato - debated for our community)
  • GZP (Ground Zero Performance)

H

Know one? Add it!

I

  • IAC (idle air controller)
  • IC (intercooler)
  • I/E/H (intake exhaust header)
  • IDC (injector duty cycle)
  • IPS (idle position switch)
  • IPO (Import Power Online)
  • IPW (injector pulse width)

J

What abbreviation starts with a J? Add it!

K

  • KS (knock sensor)

L

  • LCD (liquid crystal display)
  • LHD (left hand drive)
  • LSD (limited slip differential)

M

  • MAF (mass air flow)
  • MAS (mass air flow sensor)
  • MBC (manual boost controller)
  • MC (master cylinder)
  • MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)
  • MTX (manual transmission)

N

  • NA (normally aspired)
  • NG (National Gathering)
  • NOS (nitrous oxide system)
  • NT (non-turbo)

O

  • O2 (oxygen sensor)
  • OBDI/OBDII (on-board diagnostics I/II)

P

  • PCV (positive crankcase ventilation)

Q

Can you think of one? Add it!

R

  • RHD (right hand drive)
  • ROTM (ride of the month)
  • ROTY (ride of the year)
  • RPM (revolutions per minute)
  • R/T (road and track)
  • RWD (rear wheel drive)

S

  • SC (slave cylinder)
  • SOHC (single overhead cam)
  • SL (sports luxury)
  • SRS (supplemental restraint system)
  • SS (stainless steel)

T

  • TB (throttle body)
  • TC (transfer case)
  • TDC (top dead center)
  • TI (titanium)
  • TOB (throw-out bearing)
  • TP (test pipe)
  • TPS (throttle position sensor)
  • TT (turbo timer)
  • TT (twin turbo)

U

  • UEGO (universal exhaust gas oxygen sensor)
  • UDP (underdrive pulley)
  • UMG (Upper Midwest Gathering)

V

  • VC (viscous coupling)
  • VCU (viscious coulping unit)
  • VIN (vehicle identification number)
  • VPC (vein pressure convertor)
  • VR-4 (viscious realtime four)

W

  • WI (water injection)
  • WOT (wide open throttle)
  • WCG (West Coast Gathering)

X

Know one? Add it!

Y

What's missing? Add it!

Z

There must be a Z abbreviation, right? Add it!